Friday, 29 March 2013

The Stone Forest (Shilin), China

The Stone Forest

Many trees in China's remote Yunnan Province forest hard rock, literally. Area, across nearly 200 square miles, underwater 270 million years ago, and the seabed is covered with limestone sediments. Gradually, dry roses and water on the seabed.

As the rain and wind erosion weak rock, limestone steeple began to take shape. Now, they rise to the sky, surrounded by green trees.